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Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo is the political editor of the Mail & Guardian. He joined the newspaper in 2003 and has won numerous awards since then, including the regional award for Vodacom Journalist of the Year in the economics and finance category in 2015, SA Journalist of the Year in 2011, the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the Year award in 2008 and CNN African Journalist of the Year – MKO Abiola Print Journalism in 2004.
    Silent Cyril up against the ropes
    Silent Cyril up against the ropes
    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa looks set to have his presidential ambitions shot down by President Jacob Zuma’s backers in government and the ANC...
    ANC at last calls Zuma to account
    ANC at last calls Zuma to account
    The ANC is finally calling Jacob Zuma to order. The president will appear before the party’s integrity commission on December 3 for possibly...
    Zuma will trigger a 'bloodbath' if the ANC loses in 2019 – Zakes Mda
    Zuma will trigger a 'bloodbath' if the ANC loses in 2019 – Zakes Mda
    Award-winning author and playwright Zakes Mda says South Africa is heading for a bloodbath if the ANC loses in the 2019 general elections because the...
    Zakes Mda on Trump victory: Africans must take their own lead, not look to the US
    Zakes Mda on Trump victory: Africans must take their own lead, not look to the US
    Be it a United States under Donald Trump or one under Barack Obama, the result is all the same for Africans, says renowned author and playwright...
    From aid to trade, turbulence awaits
    From aid to trade, turbulence awaits
    Following president-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the United States elections, the world is scrabbling to predict what effect a Trump presidency will have in a local and global context....
    Zakes Mda: Donald Trump is a product of desperation
    Zakes Mda: Donald Trump is a product of desperation
    Renowned South African novelist and playwright Zakes Mda has put his money on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton winning the race to become the...
    Trump "doesn't need stars" while Clinton brings out the big guns
    Trump "doesn't need stars" while Clinton brings out the big guns
    With only one day to go before the crucial US elections, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has lined up prominent politicians and...
    Condoms handed out at Trump rally, Clinton enlists megastars ahead of US election
    Condoms handed out at Trump rally, Clinton enlists megastars ahead of US election
    "Bomb the s*** out of ISIS," "Protect yourself from Trump … if [he] had his way, abortion would no longer be safe or legal in America." "If...
    Moyane's own goal rebounds on NPA
    Moyane's own goal rebounds on NPA
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    ​Gwede raises spectre of 15% VAT rate
    ​Gwede raises spectre of 15% VAT rate
    ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has given the strongest hint yet that an increase in value-added tax might be on the cards.
    Pravin dock date kicks off Save SA campaign
    Pravin dock date kicks off Save SA campaign
    When Finance Minister Pravin Gord­han enters the dock as an accused on Wednesday, he will have an impressive array of supporters in the court,...
    New public protector changes channel to Gupta TV
    New public protector changes channel to Gupta TV
    Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the new guardian of the state capture report, has moved swiftly to add her personal touch to her Pretoria...